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TRAVEL TIPS
Visa:
We request you to carry your visa for entry to India/Kerala on your holidays. For clarification please contact the Indian High Commission. For visa extensions contact Office of the Commissioner of Police, Thuruvananthapuram Ph: 0471-320579.


Money:
There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring.


Banks:
Banks are open for transaction from 1000-1400hrs except Saturdays (1000-1200hrs).


Credit Cards:
Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centres honour major credit cards.


Currency:
Indian Rupee. Conversion rates as on 27th April 2002.
US Dollar IN Rs. 48.74
Pound Sterling IN Rs. 70.71
Euro Currency IN Rs.43.64

Time:
Hours fast (+), slow (-) on IST
USA -10.30
Germany -4.30
Canada -10.30
France -4.30
Australia +4.30
Spain -4.30
UAE -1.30

Best Time To Visit:
High Season: December-May Monsoon Rejuvenation Programmes: June-November


Travel Kit:
Cotton outfits, hats, sun glasses lotion etc.


Drugs:
Heavy penalties including imprisonment for possession of narcotic drugs.


Nudity:
Nudity is not allowed anywhere in Kerala.
Demonstrativeness in public:
Hugging/kissing in public is not accepted in the State.


Ayurveda:
Go only to those ayurveda centres that are classified/approved by the Department of Tourism.


Food:
All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian and typical Kerala fare.


Water:
Tap water is purified and quite safe to drink. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Bottled water is also available.


Emergency numbers:
Police control room 100
Fire station 101
Ambulance 101

Temples:
Some temples do not permit entry of non-Hindus. Strict dress codes are followed in most of the temples Foot wear is banned inside the temple premises.


Entry to Wildlife Sanctuaries, contact:
  The Chief Conservator of forests,
Thiruvananthapuram 695 014.
Ph: ++91-471-329926



 
 


Location    : South India
Area         :  38,863 Sq Km
Population : 29,011,237 (Census '91)
Capital      : Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Geography

Kerala is located at the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats towering 500-2700m on the east. The State is divided into three regions the coastal lowlands, the fertile midlands and the highlands. The lowlands of Kerala are networked by endless backwaters and the deltas of forty-four rivers. The midlands are rich with cashew, coconut, arecanut, tapioca, banana, rice, ginger, papper, sugarcane and vegetable plantations. The forested highlands abound in tea, coffee, rubber, spice plantations and wildlife reserves.

Language                : Malayalam; English is widely spoken.
Religion                  : Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time                       : Indian Standard Time: GMT + 5:30
ISD Code                : ++91-
Currency                 : Indian Rupee
Climate                   : Tropical
     Summer             : Feb-May (24-330c)
     Monsoon            : Jun-Sep (22-280c)
     Summer             : Oct-Jan (22-320c)

God's Own Country

Kerala enjoys unique geographic features that has made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, every one of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other. A singular advantage no other destination offers.

India's most advanced society

A Hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is also India's cleanest state.
For administrative purposes, the State of Kerala is divided into fourteen districts. Most of these districts offer all the tourism products typical of the State.




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